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unnamedOlympic Champion Evan Lysacek captured the gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. In achieving this, he became only the 13th American to win Olympic Gold in figure skating. Together with his Olympic victory, Lysacek has won 11 major titles including a World championship, two U.S. championships, and two Four Continents Championships, making him the most decorated U.S. male skater of the past two decades.

Lysacek’s activities away from the ice are equally noteworthy. In April 2012, Lysacek was appointed a sports envoy by the U.S. Department of State, a position under Sports and International Diplomacy in which he engages overseas in positive dialogue on the importance of education, positive health practices and respect for diversity. In 2010, Lysacek was runner-up on the 10th season of “Dancing with the Stars,” he was named USOC Sportsman of the Year, he was a Thurman Munson Award recipient, and he was the winner of the AAU Sullivan Award, recognizing the Nation’s Best Amateur Athlete. He has also worked closely with longtime and running sponsors Ralph Lauren, The Coca-Cola Company, P&G, Crest, Citi, Smuckers, and Deloitte on several successful Olympic campaigns.

In 2012, Lysacek announced his return to competitive figure skating. He made a serious run at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, but a series of injuries and subsequent surgeries cut his third Olympic journey (Lysacek also competed in the 2006 Winter Olympics finishing 4th) short.

Lysacek has always had a passion for architecture, real estate, and development. In September of 2014, he was hired by Charter Realty & Development Corp., joining the team in their Westport, CT office. Lysacek works under the company’s co-founder Dan Zelson, whose role focuses on developing and implementing new shopping center marketing strategies; negotiating and structuring of shopping center acquisitions; securing third party shopping center exclusives and tenant representation assignments for a growing team of professionals; implementing growth strategies for major retailers poised for expansion; building the company’s new real estate initiatives including a downtown/urban retail business, and a hospitality division.

You can follow Evan on Twitter @EvanLysacek

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